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Riversand MDM and PIM

Riversand briefs the MDM Think Tank on its MDM product

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Context and Explicit Values

The Importance of Context and Explicit Values (Part 3), by Rob DuMoulin

The final segment of Rob DuMoulin’s series on the dangers of implicit knowledge and the importance of context.

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The Importance of Context and Explicit Values (Part 2), by Rob DuMoulin

In the next segment of Rob DuMoulin’s three part series, he continues to discuss the dangers of implicit knowledge and the importance of context.

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The Importance of Context and Explicit Values (Part 1), by Rob DuMoulin

First in a series by Rob DuMoulin, an independent consultant and member of the Hub Designs MDM Think Tank

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Business rules help answer the how of data governance policies

Where Data Governance Stops and Master Data Management Starts

A new article from Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence.

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Varonis Analyst Briefing

Briefing of the Hub Designs MDM Think Tank by Varonis Systems

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm (Part 2)

The “Chicken Little Syndrome” is a concept in Cognitive Psychology that states how the human mind fills in gaps of understanding and jumps to conclusions. For example, Deborah sits at home wondering why Dave hasn’t called yet. Dave must have a reason for not calling. The reason must be that he is angry. What did […]

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm (Part 1)

One of my favorite philosophers is Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra. If you have not yet studied his quotes, I strongly suggest you look them up. His declaration “I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question” can be interpreted similar to the quote “the more you know, the more […]

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Organizational Readiness for MDM

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes a great guest post by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence.  Rob wrote a popular 5-part series called Data Profiling for All the Right Reasons, and his first article was Calendar […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 5

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes the final installment of this great series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 5: The Profiling Payoff This is the final part of a five-part series, describing how data […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 4

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes Part 4 of this series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 4: Profiling Relationships and Patterns This is part four of a five-part series describing how data profiling assists […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 3

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes Part 3 of this series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 3: Attribute-Level Analyses This is part three of a five-part series on data profiling. In Part One, we […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 2

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes Part 2 of this series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 2: Profiling the Basics This discussion is the second of a five-part series on data profiling. In Part […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 1

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes a guest post by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 1: The Psychology of Data Profiling Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung founded the Analytical School of Psychology. His word association […]

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Is It Taxonomy Season Already?

Like death and taxes, every Master Data Management (MDM) project goes through a taxonomy definition exercise.  During this time, Data Architects realize whether their payment of time thus far will yield a refund (of time) or require them to spend nights and weekends in jail (at the office).  Let this article serve as your free […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 5

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes the final installment of this great series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 5: The Profiling Payoff This is the final part of a five-part series, describing how data […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 4

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes Part 4 of this series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 4: Profiling Relationships and Patterns This is part four of a five-part series describing how data profiling assists […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 3

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes Part 3 of this series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 3: Attribute-Level Analyses This is part three of a five-part series on data profiling. In Part One, we […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 2

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes Part 2 of this series by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 2: Profiling the Basics This discussion is the second of a five-part series on data profiling. In Part […]

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Data Profiling For All The Right Reasons, Part 1

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes another guest post by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Part 1: The Psychology of Data Profiling Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung founded the Analytical School of Psychology. His word association […]

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Calendar and MDM

The Hub Designs Blog welcomes a guest post by Rob DuMoulin, an information architect with more than 26 years of IT experience, specializing in master data management, database administration and design, and business intelligence. Most business intelligence architects are well versed in the value of the time dimension. With query performance and the need to […]

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